The Holidays are just around the corner and Firefighter Dan™ is in production of Firefighter Dan’s Safety Tips. At the moment, we are finalizing our ‘tips’ and scripts and will be recording our audio and beginning animation shortly. For 2012, the plan is to start releasing Firefighter Dan’s Safety Tips at the beginning of the new year! Please keep coming back for updates here on FireLife as well as FirefighterDan.com.
Firefighter Dan™ features a safety curriculum that helps kids 2-6 recognize, reduce and escape hazards while helping to develop numeracy, literacy, art, science, history, reasoning and citizenship. By utilizing all types of media: photographs, video, illustration, animation and an interactive format that creates viewer participation, Firefighter Dan™ will engage children to be confident, active, and helpful members of the community.
Firefighter Dan™ will be featuring Safety Tips and other content here on Firelife.com as well as on FirefighterDan.com. Each of our Safety Tips will be a short animation between 60 and 90 seconds. We believe by keeping the content in short bytesize chunks of information, a child will be able to better digest the information. In addition, we will be sharing ‘behind-the-scenes’ to The Firefighter Dan™ Show as we move forward in production.
Just before Thanksgiving, I had the opportunity to meet Martin Grube and Mariah Leavitt of Fire Rescue TV. They got in contact with me a month or so ago and wanted to hear more about Firefighter Dan.™ So during a family visit down to my hometown of Virginia Beach, I stopped into their new studios for an interview. I will keep you informed when the interview runs.
COLORING FUN SHEETS FOR THE KIDS
Here’s the latest coloring fun sheet–Calamity City’s Fire Company One. Post your child’s your final product on our Facebook page, and I will send you a Firefighter Dan™ postcard.
Please keep coming back for updates here on FireLife as well as at FirefighterDan.com.
Raised in Virginia Beach, Vriginia, Tim Saguinsin spent much of his childhood with a pencil and a paintbrush in hand. He continued on with his artistic endeavors attending the Maryland Institute-College of Art where he received his BFA in General Fine Arts in 1995.
After graduating, Tim traveled overseas to London, England where he transformed his talents of painting and sculpture to animation and graphics creating educational content. While in London, Tim co-founded re-Animate Educational Software producing over thirty awarding winning educational products. Returning to America in 2001, Tim took an Art Director position at k12, Inc. where he continues to educate through graphics and animation.
Tim also does freelance animation and graphics through Ricecooker Studios, LLC. He has done work for Zynga, Big Huge Games, Pearson Education UK, Sherston Software UK, the Black Eyed Peas, AARP, Redbox, Microsoft, and many others.
Tim is a certified Firefighter and volunteered at Nokesville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department in Prince William County, Virginia, between 2004-2007. Tim is also certified in the state of New Jersey and is looking to get back into volunteering in addition to creating Firefighter Dan.™
Tim lives in New Jersey with his wife and two boys, who adore Firefighter Dan.™